Saturday, July 25, 2015
While waiting for the audiobook to go live, I'd like to offer readers a chance to listen and review any (or all) of the first three Aurora Sky audiobooks (Aurora Sky, Northern Bites, Bad Blood).
I have a limited number of free download codes from Audible. If you are serious about listening and reviewing, click the top right envelope icon to email me or send me a message on my Facebook author page.
Wednesday, July 22, 2015
Join a Live Streaming Event with Stormy Smith & Four Guest Authors + Prizes!Every now and then an author offers up a really unique opportunity to engage, and when I heard about how Stormy Smith, author of the number one best-selling Bound series, planned to celebrate Bound by Duty’s first birthday, I had to share! On July 23rd, Stormy is giving fans two opportunities to not only interact live with her, but also with four amazing young adult authors! This gives readers around the globe a great opportunity to be part of the celebration! From 12 – 2 p.m. Central, you can live stream and have Q&A with Stormy, South African author Carlyle Labuschagne, and American author Jamie Magee. From 7 – 9 p.m. Central, you can live stream and interact with Stormy, and young adult authors Alys Arden and Heather Hildenbrand. In both segments, Stormy will discuss and answer your questions about Bound by Duty, read a few of her favorite passages (including a special alternate POV scene from Bound by Duty!) and give away ebooks and print copies of Bound by Duty. The guest authors will be taking your questions, discussing their books and doing giveaways as well.
Schedule:Afternoon event 12:00 – 12:30 Stormy 12:30 – 1:00 Jamie Magee 1:00 – 1:30 Stormy 1:30 – 2:00 Carlyle Labuschagne Evening event 7:00 – 7:30 Stormy 7:30 – 8:00 Alys Arden 8:00 – 8:30 Stormy 8:30 – 9:00 Heather Hildenbrand (all times are Central) For full details on the guest authors and their giveaways, visit Stormy’s website.
To really make this celebration great, Stormy has made Bound by Duty FREE from July 22 – 29 on all platforms! This is the first time Bound by Duty has ever been free, and it was only recently released to all ebook vendors.
Free July 22nd– 29th ONLY -- Grab your copy now!
Bound by Duty by Stormy Smith
Amelia grew up in a world of half-truths. She knows she's an Elder, but has no idea what that means. Her father reminds her daily that she must maintain control, but he refuses to explain why. Even worse, she's betrothed to the prince of the Immortals and doesn't even know his name. Finally breaking free to live a few normal years at a community college, the last thing Amelia expects is to find her best friend in a cheeky southern girl, or fall for a self-assured human who sees her for who she is, not what she will become. As she learns more about herself, Amelia realizes the line between love and duty is a thin one. As her power continues to increase exponentially and her questions are slowly answered, Amelia must make the ultimate choice. The question is, will her head win the battle, or her heart?About the author: Stormy Smith calls Iowa's capital home now, but was raised in a tiny town in the Southeast corner of the state. She grew to love books honestly, having a mom that read voraciously and instilled that same love in her. She knew quickly stories of fantasy were her favorite, and even as an adult gravitates toward paranormal stories in any form. Writing a book had never been an aspiration, but suddenly the story was there and couldn't be stopped. When she isn't working on, or thinking about, her books, Stormy's favorite places include bar patios, live music shows, her yoga mat or anywhere she can relax with her husband or girlfriends. Find her: Facebook ** Twitter ** Instagram ** GoodReads ** Website ** Amazon
Saturday, July 11, 2015
Top Priority: Finish Whiteout!
I know I said summer release and it's summer. I'm as bummed as you, but not entirely because the new version I'm working on is 100x better than the first and that's going to make it all the more sweet when it finally appears on your eReader.
Thank you for hanging in there. October is the most realistic release month, though I am trying to move mountains (McKinley sized ones) to be out earlier.
If you haven't already, you can sign up for a Release Alert by email. I've had a lot of requests for Dante's story NIGHT OF THE LIVING DANTE. It was a bonus at the end of Hunting Season on all pre-orders and release weeks, but I understand that many readers come into the series later and shouldn't have to miss out. I am going to have it formatted and published free in the coming months. I can't immediately publish free until Amazon price matches, but once it does, I'll send links to newsletter subscribers. :D
I'm scaling way back on social media the next couple months to keep on track, but will continue to post occasional Aurora Sky updates and fun giveaways on my Author Facebook Page. And, when the summer sun beckons for biking and hiking adventures, I post photos on Instagram.
Have a lovely summer!